- v. Simple past tense and past participle of pillory.
“Sir David said if Parole Board members felt they would be "pilloried" for making a mistake that was "bound" to have an effect on them.”
“Sir Michael Scholar warned they were being 'pilloried' for publishing objective information and insisted immigration statistics had been released as they were clearly 'in the public interest'.”
“Sir Michael Scholar's accusation that statisticians are being "pilloried" for publishing independent and objective statistics.”
“Subprime mortgage companies are being and/or will be pilloried for this, but Wall Street and the unduly insured banking industry are in it up to their teeth.”
“It's the same feeling I get when I'm not really paying attention to a conversation and laugh at the joke before processing that the joke's been made at the expense of Catholics, or some other easily pilloried group.”
“Journalists have been excoriated for missing what was apparently obvious; homeowners blamed; Wall Street pilloried; economists accused of intellectual dishonesty.”
“On the one side they will find themselves and their colleagues pilloried at town meetings for voting to abolish Medicare.”
“Now those lawmakers — Rick Boucher in Virginia and John Boccieri and Zack Space in Ohio most notably — are being pilloried for their troubles.”
“And for what offense has he been pilloried by the censorship squad of NPR?”
“We should worry less about physicians being pilloried for eating corporate bagels and be more concerned about the decisions they make about patient care after having fed from the corporate trough.”
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